Tech Venture Accelerator (TVX)

What is TVX?

TVX is a 10-part virtual cohort series designed to help emerging companies in Colorado’s advanced industries to overcome hurdles in order to accelerate growth and development. The format, topics and tangible assistance the program offers was developed from success working with early- and second-stage science and technology ventures for more than 10 years. TVX focuses on growth through non-dilutive capital sources (so you aren’t giving away any equity in your company) and technology commercialization.

How is the program structured?

The series combines a virtual peer group format with more than 30 hours of strategic growth consulting:

  • 10-Session Peer Group Format
    These weekly 90-minute virtual sessions are facilitated discussions with founders/C-level executives and subject matter experts where challenges and successes are shared to find constructive solutions.
  • 30 Hours of Ongoing, Strategic Growth Consulting
    Lead consultants and subject matter experts provide market research and assistance with commercialization plans, business development and overall business structure—all customized for your business' stage, situation and goals.

Who should apply?

TVX is designed for founders, C-level leaders and executive managers in advanced industries, including aerospace, bioscience and medical devices, IT, energy and clean technologies, advanced manufacturing, agricultural technologies, digital media and more.

“We all come from the technology side – not business. We’re starting to reach our market and there’s so much potential, but now we are experiencing challenges that we know others have overcome before. We want to know how they solved it.”

“We’re scientists. We spent 5 years honing the science, now ready to go to market. We could use help.”


If this sounds like you, then you should apply for Tech Venture Accelerator.  

2020 TVX Schedule

Outside of each weekly session below, companies will participate in a discovery meeting (2 hours), clarification meeting (2 hours) and customized consulting sessions. This agenda, including session dates and topics, are subject to change at any time.

Date/Time Topics
Session 1 Friday, August 28
9:00-11:30 am
  • Introductions
  • What To Expect
  • Market Research and Customer Discovery
  • Crafting your Position Statement
  • Entrepreneur Speakers
  • Session 2 Friday, September 11
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Federal R&D Tax Credits
  • Structure of a Pitch (Investor, Sales, Internal)
  • Colorado Advanced Industries Grants
  • Session 3 Friday, September 18
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Marketing and Business Model Strategies
  • Developing Your Value Proposition
  • Identifying Your Target Markets
  • Session 4 Friday, September 25
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Sales Team Compensation
  • Building Your Management Team
  • Determining Your Sales and Distribution Channels
  • Session 5 Friday, October 2
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Protecting Your IP
  • Marking Your IP on Government Contracts
  • Preparing Your Presentation
  • Session 6 Friday, October 9
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Legal Matters: Topics that Arise As You Grow Your Innovative Business
  • Session 7 Friday, October 16
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding – SBIR Grants and Mistakes to Avoid When Applying
  • Writing a Commercialization Plan
  • Session 8 Friday, October 23
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Building a Dashboard/Financial and Non-Financial Performance Indicators
  • Preparing Your Presentation
  • Session 9 Friday, October 30
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Contracting with the Government
  • Accounting for Government Contracts
  • Marketing Strategies - LinkedIn
  • Session 10 Friday, November 6
    9:00-10:30 am
  • Pitch Presentations
  • Accelerator Closing
  • 2020 TVX Schedule

    Outside of each weekly session below, companies will participate in a discovery meeting (2 hours), clarification meeting (2 hours) and customized consulting sessions. This agenda, including session dates and topics, are subject to change at any time.

    Session 1: Friday, August 28 | 9:00-11:30 am

    • Introductions
    • What To Expect
    • Market Research and Customer Discovery
    • Crafting your Position Statement
    • Entrepreneur Speakers

    Session 2: Friday, September 11 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Federal R&D Tax Credits
    • Structure of a Pitch (Investor, Sales, Internal)
    • Colorado Advanced Industries Grants

    Session 3 Friday, September 18 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Marketing Strategy
    • Developing Your Value Proposition
    • Identifying Your Target Markets
    • Framework of the Business Model Canvas

    Session 4 Friday, September 25 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Building Your Sales Team – Processes, Compensation
    • Determining Your Sales and Distribution Channels

    Session 5 Friday, October 2 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Protecting Your IP
    • Marking Your IP on Government Contracts
    • Preparing Your Presentation

    Session 6 Friday, October 9 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Legal Matters: Topics that Arise As You Grow Your Innovative Business

    Session 7 Friday, October 16 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding – SBIR Grants and Mistakes to Avoid When Applying
    • Writing a Commercialization Plan

    Session 8 Friday, October 23 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Building a Dashboard/Financial and Non-Financial Performance Indicators
    • Preparing Your Presentation

    Session 9 Friday, October 30 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Contracting with the Government
    • Accounting for Government Contracts
    • Marketing Strategies – LinkedIn

    Session 10 Friday, November 6 | 9:00-10:30 am

    • Pitch Presentations
    • Accelerator Closing

    What is the financial commitment?

    The program fee is $2,450 per participant. Funding from the City of Boulder may fully offset the cost for City of Boulder technology ventures.

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    Applications are due July 31. Please note: This application does not save your progress.

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